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The flag and coat of arms of South Sudan is featured above.
South Sudan formally gained independence from Sudan in 2011, July 9 and became a member of the United Nations July 14, just a week later.
Civil war has occupied South Sudan since December 2013 when a power struggle declined into accusations of an attempted coup d’etat, and then the South Sudanese Civil War. For awhile Uganda forces supported the government against the rebels. The UN sent peace keeping forces into the region.
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